Teaching Negotiation

Teaching negotiation includes instructional areas such as deal setup and design, dispute resolution systems, arbitration, mediation, and meeting facilitation as well as the use of interactive role-play exercises, books, videos, training materials and role-play simulations designed around a specific negotiation skill or concept. The Program on Negotiation’s educational resource center, known as the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC), develops a wide-range of role-play simulations –including the popular Sally Soprano negotiation case study — interactive teaching exercises, books, videos, and scholarly papers devoted to the application of teaching negotiation and training effective negotiators.

Materials in the TNRC cover negotiation-related issues in areas ranging from climate change to ethics. Many of the themes are substantive (e.g., environmental negotiations or business negotiations), some target specific sectors (e.g., health care industry), or address particular contexts (e.g., cross-cultural negotiation skills) while others are more process oriented (e.g., facilitation).

The most popular simulation topics include:

Environmental
Real Estate
Workplace
Public Policy
Teaching in Law
Water Management Simulations

In addition, once a year, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School selects an outstanding individual who embodies what it means to be a truly great negotiator. To earn the Great Negotiator Award, the honoree must be a distinguished leader whose lifelong accomplishments in the field of dispute resolution and negotiation have had compelling and lasting results.

To help students and professionals learn valuable lessons from these highly skilled negotiators, PON’s Great Negotiator Case Study Series features in-depth studies such as Stuart Eizenstat: Negotiating the Final Accounts of World War II and Lakhdar Brahimi: Negotiating a New Government for Afghanistan.

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Negotiation Exercises to Help Your Students Avoid Cross-Cultural Pitfalls

PON Staff   •  06/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Negotiation Exercises

Avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings with these negotiation exercises

It’s no secret that communication and negotiation etiquette varies widely across cultures. In France, for example, it is rude to talk money over dinner, while in Brazil the American ‘A-OK’ gesture (thumb and forefinger forming a circle) can be a major insult.

The increasingly diverse and global nature of business … Read More 

Global Impact Negotiation Simulation

Lara SanPietro   •  06/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Negotiation simulation

International law and diplomacy is a rapidly evolving field that depends on the brokering of agreements between nations and other stakeholders. Whether there are language barriers, cultural differences, or both, some of the most challenging negotiations involve parties from different nations. Because of the relative lack of clear legal precedents and the difficulties of enforcement, … Read More 

Workable Peace Curriculum Series

Lara SanPietro   •  06/11/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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Note: Each of the seven individual Workable Peace Series curriculum units can be purchased separately. Please click on the links below for information about purchasing individual units. 
About Workable Peace
The Workable Peace curriculum – a conflict resolution program for high school students and young adults – is a product of the Workable Peace Project, directed by … Read More 

What an Operatic Role-Play Simulation Can Teach You About Negotiation

Lara SanPietro   •  05/23/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Negotiation simulation

A distinguished older soprano, Sally has not had a lead role in two years. However, when another soprano falls ill, the Lyric Opera is eager to hire Sally…but at what price?
Sally Soprano is one of the best-known role-play simulations from the Program on Negotiation’s Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC). And it’s a classic for … Read More 

Changes to the TNRC Order Process

Lara SanPietro   •  02/25/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

arbitration agreement

Check Out These Exciting Changes to the Order Process for the TNRC
Starting on March 5th, the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) will be implementing some updates to the process of ordering teaching materials to make getting your materials faster.

 

Shipping Charge Automation – for anyone ordering hard-copy materials, we will be introducing shipping charge automatic … Read More 

The Wired Negotiator: Using Technology in Negotiation

Lara SanPietro   •  01/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

The Wired Negotiator

Everyone negotiates every day. How we negotiate is changing dramatically due to the use of various technological tools. People need not fear this change. Rather, they should understand the different technology at their disposal, grasp the pros and cons, and determine how to select the best medium to suit their needs, negotiation style, and approach. … Read More 

Add Variety to Your Curriculum with These Top Simulations

Lara SanPietro   •  01/07/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

negotiation

Update Your Teaching Materials with Our Top Negotiation Role Play Simulations
The field of negotiation is constantly evolving, and as such, requires new ways of teaching negotiation. It can sometimes happen that students come into a class having already encountered the negotiation simulation being used in the course, or that a different kind of exercise is … Read More 

Teach Coalition Management in Multiparty Negotiations

Lara SanPietro   •  12/20/2018   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

multiparty negotiations

Multiparty negotiations can be difficult to manage if you are unprepared for the formation of coalitions. Two-party and multiparty negotiations share some important similarities: the goal of discovering the zone of possible agreement, for example. However, there are some key differences that set them apart. As soon as the number of parties increases past two, … Read More 

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